Detector check

Fire and carbon monoxide: Early detection saves lives.

Prevent faucet freeze-up

Save yourself a lot of grief by draining your exterior faucets before we get freezing temperatures.

Winter & your mechanical systems

Get your heating system tuned up now, not when it's 30 below.

5 fast home maintenance jobs

Keep your home up to snuff while leaving lots of time to bask in the long weekend.

Summertime maintenance

Nine must-do home maintenance tasks for July.

Fire-proof your dryer

Simple, regular maintenance can prevent a fire in your clothes dryer.

Driveway sealer know-how

Sealing your driveway is a DIY project that boosts the look of your property.

Homeowner Helpers: Six July DIY home maintenance tasks

Checking on pesky critters and five more household tasks for July.

Cleaning your kettle

From our Homeowner Helpers file, here’s an easy way to descale your kettle.

Has your home had storm damage?

Here's what you need to know about checking for storm damage to your home.

Roof inspection time

A visual inspection of your roof now could save your money and headaches in the future.

TLC for your wood furniture

How to clean, protect and repair your wood furniture.

Prep your lawn mower for the season

Lawn mower maintenance is an easy DIY job when you know how.

2023 household hazardous waste depots

One-day drop-off depots organized by the city are set to resume.

May maintenance musts

Maintenance now pays off big time when the weather turns steamy.

Preventing basement flooding

Keep water out of your basement with these 10 top tips.

Are you ready for an emergency?

An emergency preparedness kit can be a life saver in a crisis.

Fireplace maintenance

Get your gas fireplace ready now for next fall with a clean-up and inspection.


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